Iowa Statewide Interoperability Communication System (ISICS)

newsman04

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Where do you get this site neighbor information? Is it an area on your scanner or do you use an SDR or Unitrunker or something?
Pro96 com. I plug my Whistler 1040 into computer by USB, tune to the control channel and the Pro96 software decodes it.

Unfortunately the 1040 is Phase I but you can still hear and the decode the control channels for a Phase II system.
 

maus92

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Pro96 com. I plug my Whistler 1040 into computer by USB, tune to the control channel and the Pro96 software decodes it.

Unfortunately the 1040 is Phase I but you can still hear and the decode the control channels for a Phase II system.
The control channels even on Phase 2 systems are basically "Phase 1" 12.5khz channels.
 
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Not sure if this is true, it might just be my equipment and I can't confirm this either, but I have a feeling that ISP has officially switched to ISICS. At least in the Northwest Portion of the state. I have not heard anything on my closest analog repeater (Merrill) all day. Again, I may be incorrect and I may have some equipment issues. This is just what I've noticed.
 

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Not sure if this is true, it might just be my equipment and I can't confirm this either, but I have a feeling that ISP has officially switched to ISICS. At least in the Northwest Portion of the state. I have not heard anything on my closest analog repeater (Merrill) all day. Again, I may be incorrect and I may have some equipment issues. This is just what I've noticed.
From what I understand, they have been testing/using ISICS in the area using Storm Lake as the base. I have been hearing them on DPS Law 2B off the Winterset, Iowa ISICS tower when a radio affiliates with it.

I also heard on 700 that they have been patching VHF DPS off and on. I think they patched Underwood into 700 once because a trooper was having an issue in that area with 700.

Hope that helps provide you answers.

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Not sure if this is true, it might just be my equipment and I can't confirm this either, but I have a feeling that ISP has officially switched to ISICS. At least in the Northwest Portion of the state. I have not heard anything on my closest analog repeater (Merrill) all day. Again, I may be incorrect and I may have some equipment issues. This is just what I've noticed.
I had a couple keyups today but I didn't catch what the traffic was, nor the talkgroup they were on. My scanner caught it on a wildcard though, so not something that's already established.
 

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Here in Fort Dodge I've heard some radio testing but not any IHP units as of yet.
I have DSDPlus running and the other night I noticed that the IHP was on the new system but all the traffic was encrypted.
I monitor our local FBI Repeater and local PD's and there was no other traffic early that morning.
I am thinking that this may just be a car-car talk group?
I have enclosed part of the event file showing the encryption
 

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